So yesterday I received a steroid shot in my neck. If you read the blog, then you'll realize I was freaking out a little bit.
But then the doctor walked into the room. He wore a crazy Aloha cover-up instead of scrubs. And then we (doc, hubs and I) started chatting a bit. Somehow the conversation worked it's way around to our going to Disney World next month. AFTER he proceeded to give me the 'lecture' about not riding the rollercoasters, he also gave us the names of some restaurants, since he'd just returned from Orlando.
I really like this doc. He has a warm and easy way about him. He has to lecture me about the rides, BUT he also knew from my reaction that I was going to ride them anyway, so he offered some suggestions about how to keep my neck stable throughout the ride.
He's a good guy.
It helped that the doc had had a few of these shots himself, along with giving them. He described what was going to happen and some of the possible side effects.
I don't know about you, but this was what really put my mind at ease . . . that and the happy juice they injected me with prior to inserting the catheter to inject the steroid. Now the meds could take 7-10 days to kick in, which is pretty good timing . . . pre-vacation, yanno.
I was out of there in less than a minute after the injection.
If you are told that you need a steroidal spinal injection, and you have access to modern technology, don't get your panties in a wad like I did. It's easy-peasy.
Anyway, we get home and I'm cold, so I move the thermostat up to 78 degrees from 74 degrees. A couple hours later, I turn it down to cool off the room because our fur-beast sleeps in there at night.
Even with a haircut, Maggie still gets very hot.
The temp doesn't change. The AC isn't blowing hot air, but it certainly isn't blowing cold air either!
All I can say is thank goodness this summer has been unusually cool and not the 110 degrees of the previous summers!
It dropped to 76 this AM, but I'll need to call the air conditioning guys to set up an appointment.
My only fear is that we'll need to replace the unit--it's almost 18 years old. Just what we need. That kind of expense along with all the medical ones I'm incurring this year.
My monthly horoscope did mention a huge expense at the end of this month.
Wouldn't you know, this would be the first time it was right!